Journal Article

Police and the Prevention of Terrorism

Ronald V. Clarke and Graeme R. Newman

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Volume 1, issue 1, pages 9-20
Published in print January 2007 | ISSN: 1752-4512
Published online January 2007 | e-ISSN: 1752-4520 | DOI:
Police and the Prevention of Terrorism

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It is becoming clear that the police have an important role in preventing terrorism. They are in a good position to learn about and investigate local terrorist threats, and they can work to ensure that vulnerable targets in their jurisdictions are protected. Filling the first of these functions, investigation of terrorists, will require police to extend their normal community policing activities and improve their handling of information. Filling the second function, protecting vulnerable targets, will require greater adjustments. They will need to become more expert in crime prevention and security matters, and they will have to develop partnerships with businesses and a wide range of public and private agencies. However, these changes are consistent with current best practices in policing.

Journal Article.  5617 words. 

Subjects: Policing

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